Features

Primary Features:

  • Loads disc images from an SD Memory Card.
  • Supports SD Cards ranging anywhere in between from 8 GB (SDHC) to 512+ GB (SDXC),
  • Supports hot swapping of SD Cards within the Menu System,
  • Easily select software using a clean, simple and functional Menu System design,
  • Software images load instantly with no “Copy to Memory” routines unlike other Flashcarts,
  • Compatible with 99% of all software titles (problematic titles listed here),
  • All firmwares are locally upgradeable. No special cables or dongles are required,
  • To select a new software image, simply hit ‘Reset’ on the console and re-select an image from the Menu System,
  • Supports Multi-Disc titles,
  • Supports CDDA and XA audio channels,
  • Supports loading of disc images via USB (Windows only),
  • A Switch Board kit is included free with each cartridge purchase (wire and label also included),
  • Supports BIN, ISO and IMG files.
  • Future additional features can be added due to the endless update abilities of PSIO.

 

Menu System:

  • Smooth, easy to use Menu System with many useful shortcuts and options,
  • Clean simple layout combined with 2D and 3D graphics,
  • Displays custom ‘Cover Art’ images,
  • Displays custom ‘Wallpaper’ images,
  • Supports switching of Video Modes in real-time,
  • Has real-time sound effects and background music,
  • Multiple colour selector bar options,
  • Has a built-in search function,
  • Allows either classic western or Japanese PlayStation button navigation,
  • Dynamic or automatic detection of the HC05 license type,
  • Displays advanced PlayStation information such as the BIOS type and checksum,
  • Enables Fastboot support (skipping of the Sony BIOS for quick boot times),
  • Allows booting of original discs from the CD-ROM drive,
  • Supports full custom centring of the screen position,
  • Dynamic pop-up animations,
  • Takes advantage of DUAL-SHOCK controllers by vibrating whilst navigating,
  • Can display a custom background (wallpaper),
  • Supports Multi-Tap, DUAL-SHOCK and Lightgun peripherals.

 

Internal Overview:
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  • Powered by an Atmel ARM Cortex-M3 MCU and ALTERA Cyclone III FPGA,
  • Professionally manufactured using high quality components,
  • Utilises a ‘push-in push-out’ style SD Card connector,
  • Utilises a high quality gold-plated Plated PlayStation Parallel I/O connector.


PSIO Cartridge PCB

 

External Overview:

  • Custom designed ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic case,
  • Iconic PlayStation ‘Gun Metal Grey’ colour,
  • Injection moulded with a screwless and¬†virtually seamless design.

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